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Graphics Processing Unit, a processor dedicated to producing the display output.

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High Sierra's External Display bug heats Macbook's, damaged my Retina Screen, what can I do?

After installing High Sierra, I noticed GPU related slowness, I initially sought help here: What could cause a cumulative slowness that manifests itself as high WindowServer CPU usage in High Sierra? -...
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Cannot launch Team Fortress 2 because of some OpenGL error

I want to preface that I know next to nothing about computers, I watch youtube and search stuff on google, but other than that I am clueless. So I am trying to play Team Fortress 2 on my Apple ...
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Mac Pro 3,1 Non-Apple GPU upgrade but

I grabbed a forgotten MacPro 3,1 2008 Quad 2.8 and brought it back to life it had a ATI GPU but this turned to be dead. It's running pretty smooth after total clean up, but since I run with non-apple ...
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How can I see which app/process is using up my VRAM?

iStat Menus shows me that my GPU RAM is being maxed out. Activity Monitor doesn't seem to show VRAM usage.
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When will SIP shutdown the computer to prevent overheating?

I have a MacBook Pro Early 2015 running macOS High Sierra. I've managed to get it to pretty high temperatures for both the CPU and the GPU. I've managed to get them to at least 100ºC and the computer ...
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Can I run an eGPU on a Linux Partition of a Macbook Pro?

I'm hoping to do some machine learning / tensorflow tasks with my eGPU, but after it arrived today, I realized that tensorflow discontinued support for Mac NVIDIA GPUs. I'd like to install a Ubuntu ...
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How do I know if a graphics card is sufficient for a given external monitor? (Time-sensitive)

[This is time-sensitive because the deal I want to get closes soon. Any helpful ideas re: the below would be greatly appreciated] I have mid-2012 MBP 13in and I run it at home connected to an Acer 24 ...
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Can you blindly navigate the boot selector screen with a non-flashed video card?

I have a Mac Pro with a non-flashed video card. Yes, the video works just fine when the machine is booted (HD 270x). Since the card is not flashed, I obviously cannot see the boot screen. The problem ...
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Bypassing AMD Radeon GPU of 27" iMac (mid 2011) for Target Display Mode purposes

I have the 27" mid-2011 iMac that was recalled due to an issue with its AMD 6970M card (1GB for me), but in my case it just malfunctioned after 6 years and it's out of warranty and not eligible for ...
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Why the Graphics Card on my MacBook Pro is always on “High perf.” status?

After I've installed Nvidia Cuda Drivers the Activity Monitor show that Graphics Card is always on High Perf. status. No application that "Requires High Perf GPU" is running and the battery goes down ...
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Does the CPU of your Macbook Pro overheat when gaming using a Thunderbolt external GPU?

Does the CPU of your Macbook Pro overheat when gaming using a Thunderbolt external GPU ? Any feedback from fellow gamers using an external GPU ? Thanks !
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Do MacBook Pro compatible Thunderbolt external GPUs work with Boot Camp?

Do MacBook Pro compatible Thunderbolt external GPUs work with Boot Camp?
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GPU restart Mac Pro 3rd Gen. Early 2009 with GTX 1070, how to diagnose?

Frequent, almost daily GPU restarts. From the console, under System reports, there's a painful record of the Kernel panics. Here's the most recent one: Thu Sep 7 15:10:19 2017 Event: ...
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What is involved in converting a PC video card to have boot screen on the Mac?

I've got a PC video card that I'd like to get boot screen support for on my Mac Pro. In particular, it is a Gigabyte R9 270X. The card is supported on the Mac once it boots, but I would like to get ...
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MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display (Late 2013) - repeated display and vertical striping

The last time I used my laptop was this past Friday night. My machine was working fine then. I shut it down, as I almost always do (rather than putting it to sleep), and didn't open it again until ...
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How do i connect 4 DVI monitors to my MacBook Pro 15 inch early 2013?

I have 4 Dell 1708FPT monitors (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0065638JS) which use either DVI or VGA to connect. I am wondering what adapters I would need to get all 4 monitors powered by my ...
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MacBook Pro boots to gray screen, but boots Linux OK

Here's a gnarly boot problem. My older MBP (4,1) decided it wouldn't boot last week. It has been working fine for years, running trusty, dependable 10.6.8. System is a 2.5 GHz Core2 Duo with 4GB. ...
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Mac Pro 3,1 no signal to monitor

I received a 2008 mac pro 3,1 in pieces from a friend. He said that he was having trouble with the graphics cards cutting in and out and and then the power supply (PS) failed. I got a used power ...
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Can I use Titan XP on MacBook?

Is the Nvidia's Titan XP compatible with Apple's MacBook (mid-2017)? I have never used external GPU but it seems to be that you can use it on MacBook Pro. However, MacBook doesn't have Thunderbolt. ...
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On iPhone/iPad, where are the screenshots of terminated apps stored?

Are the screenshots of apps in the app switcher stored in RAM, or are they instead stored in flash, and streamed directly to the GPU via some kind of DMA (direct memory access) connection? RAM is ...
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Is it possible to view the CPU/GPU temperatures **from the command line**? [duplicate]

When this question was asked in 2012, specifically mentioning the "command line" requirement, an answer suggested Temperature Monitor (a "legacy" product). Running all three, Temperature Monitor along ...
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Discrete GPU throttles after rMBP (late 2016) has been on for a while

I'm running the High Sierra (developer) beta build 17A315i on my late 2016 Macbook Pro with Radeon 455 GPU. After a while, the discrete GPU's performance decreases significantly. The openCL score on ...
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MacBook Air 13 2015 screen glitches [duplicate]

The screen shows inverted colors, noise in some parts. Can someone please tell me what to do?
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Hardware problem, graphic card cannot be initialized after 10.12.6 update

I updated my iMac to 10.12.6. As soon as iMac restarted after the update was finished, the screen went off. I tried to connect it from another mac using screen-share, and I was successful. I noticed ...
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Can the GPU issue in 2011 Macbook Pros be latent?

How permanent is the GPU defect in 2011-2013 MacBook Pros? Suppose one tests a used Macbook Pro by running a few random programs for ten minutes. Is it possible that the seller would have experienced ...
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eGPUs to enable utilization of (even) more monitors with MacBook Pro?

I know this is not the primary use case for using external GPUs, but I drank the Space to Think kool-aid in a serious way. Can anyone find a source or share personal experience that confirms that I ...
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Is there a way to switch between discrete and integrated video cards via keyboard shortcut?

Is there a way to switch between discrete and integrated video cards via keyboard shortcut in MacOS?
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Normal temp in a MacBook Pro while using an external screen

I've recently bought an apple cinema display to complement my old MacBook Pro Late 2011 and I've notice the increment in the working temperature of the machine while connected to the display. I know ...
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Is it normal for the iMac 5K's GPU to be at 90℃ with fan on constantly?

I have found that the GPU die on my iMac is around 90℃ and the fan is kicking in all the time. Is this normal? If not, how should I fix it? I have iMac 27″ Retina 5K (late 2014) with AMD Radeon R9 ...
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What are these red/gray squares that appear on my Macbook Pro?

I own a 2015 Macbook Pro 15" with these specs: Sometimes red/grey squares appear below/around text labels, like this: As you can see, all kinds of apps are effected, like the Dock or Calendar. Also, ...
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Which OpenGL version is correct?

I want to install certain software and this requires system which supports at least OpenGL 2.1. Executing glxinfo | grep "OpenGL Version" returns OpenGL version string: 2.1 INTEL-10.24.45. On the ...
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disable failing AMD GPU on a 2011 MBP? from Linux, because of Sierra's SIP?

My trusty MBP 17" 2011 is now hitting the failing AMD GPU issues. This is what I understand from my research: This has been a known problem, and Apple addressed with an extended warranty on these ...
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How can I set the app to use High Perf GPU instead of the standard one?

Can I set the app to Require High Perf GPU? The thing is, I use few apps which in my strong belief should use NVIDIA GPU (which is much better instead the Intel built in graphics) and it uses the ...
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Does the TouchBar have its own GPU, CPU, or Ram?

I want to know if the touch bar uses a miniature iOS-style CPU and processor, or does it share CPU, GPU, and other aspects with the main computer? Can I (in theory) offload tasks (GPU/CPU,etc) to the ...
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Machine Learning on external GPU with CUDA and late MBP 2016?

I would like to know what the external GPU (eGPU) options are for macOS in 2017 with the late 2016 MacBook Pro. I did my research, however on the internet I find a lot of confusing information. Some ...
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Can I upgrade my Macbook pro 13 inch mid 2009's logic board?

I want to upgrade my Macbook Pro 13 inch mid 2009's logic board with a new quad core i7 and 2gb or more radeon graphics. I have a few questions: Will this affect my OSX installation? Are Macbook Pro ...
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Is Intel Iris 1536 MB ‘better’ than Intel HD Graphics 4000?

I'm looking at a game which gives 'Intel HD Graphics 4000' as one of its requirements. My Macbook Pro Retina mid-2014 has 'Intel Iris 1536 MB'; will that be OK?
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gfxCardStatus set preferences by application

I use Adobe Connect for online classes, but for some reason it wants to use the discreet graphics in my 2011 MBP. I installed gfxCardStatus to force Integrated Only, but I'm wondering if there's a way ...
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Is my macbook pro dying?

I have a Macbook pro 4,1 early 2008. It's a great machine for surfing while the TV is on, but it's starting to act strange. These screenshots are both of a google sheet -- same one a few minutes ...
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Decrease GPU memory on MacBook Air

I own MacBook Air (early 2015) where the GPU and its memory reads as following: Intel HD Graphics 6000 1536 MB I think that the amount is a bit too high so I would rather decrease it to 1000 MB or ...
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Graphic card switching delay

I got this MacBook Pro 15" 2016 with Radeon. And every time it switches graphic cards there is a delay for like 10 seconds. How do I know this? I have installed gfxCardStatus that displays a ...
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iOS frame rate drop without maximum device utilization

I am making an iOS game using Unity. I am testing some shaders that I have made for the game, and in some cases the device will run at under 30 FPS but not have 100% device utilization. Sometimes a ...
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What GPU can i put in my Mac Pro 5,1?

I have Mac Pro 5,1 (Mid 2010) and I want to upgrade it's GPU to increase the performance of Windows under Bootcamp. I do not care about GPU power in OSX. Which GPUs are supported in OS X / macOS ? ( ...
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Not getting video from GTX 970, Mac Pro 2008 (MacPro3,1)

We had a hard drive crash with 10.10.5. I replaced the hard drive, reloaded 10.10 using my native ATI 2400 XT, ran all updates, installed latest web drivers, added the nvda_drv=1 boot argument, shut ...
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Backing up a MacBook Pro without a screen?

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 2013→2014) with a mini PCIe SSD (512GB, Solid State Drive). There is a problem with my current operating system causing the video output to be corrupt. Native screen is ...
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which graphics cards does MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) have?

from "About This Mac" I see that model is "MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)". From my understanding technical specifications page (https://support.apple.com/kb/SP704) for MacBook Pro (Retina, ...
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How do I update the Mac Pro (2013)'s display drivers under Windows?

I'm trying to run the HTC Vive setup software (yes, I'm aware the Mac Pro's GPUs are underpowered for VR; I've got an external GPU enclosure on its way, and am trying to do some initial room setup and ...
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How to install Nvidia 9400m driver on El Capitan? [duplicate]

I have a Mid 2009 MacBook Pro that updated itself to El Capitan. There are no drivers for El Capitan at the Nvidia site, only for Snow Leopard that work for 9400m Nvidia. Is there any way i can ...
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GPU problem - Boot Hangs on Grey Screen

I found this according to my problem in this thread: Boot hangs on grey screen (even when booting from USB drive with fresh OS X install) My MacBook Pro 15" Early 2011 with AMD Radeon HD 6750M ...
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MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016) graphic card issues

First of all this is my hardware: When i power on my new mac book pro (with touch bar) i figured out a strange problem (i think is related with my graphic card). This is the procedure to get that ...